Fish bite back

时间:2019-03-06 11:07:02166网络整理admin

IT’S not just monster sharks you have to watch out for. A humble fish bite has led to a diver becoming infected by a marine bacterium not previously known to cause human disease, say Swiss and Australian researchers. The victim, a 55-year-old woman, was diving off the Maldive Islands when she was bitten on her ankle. The infection caused serious swelling. The bacteria couldn’t be identified by standard tests, but their DNA revealed that they were Halomonas venusta (Journal of Clinical Microbiology, vol 38,